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raising teenagers

This is one mom you don't want to mess with.
Many parents dread the teen years -- all those hormones, so much attitude, the rebellion. No thanks! But parenting expert
With the latest fads and trends coming and going so quickly, it's hard for us parents to keep up. So what's cool today? Let's
Once upon a time, planning a family vacation was easy. When our daughter was small and my husband worked in the tourism industry
A couple of weeks ago, my son phoned home. Surprisingly enough, he's actually very good about calling home on a regular basis. Anyway, this time he let a bomb drop. "Hey guys, did you know that your daughter has a boyfriend?" Dead silence. Ah no... no clue. And how did he know?
I know I'm in big trouble when her laser focus pins me to the wall and she boldly proclaims, "I like that top you're wearing, Mom. I think I'll just have to steal it from you." And she does. Especially now that she's on a budget, she loves shopping for free -- in my closet and drawers.
I think I must have been evil in a prior life. You know that song from The Sound of Music that goes, "Nothing comes from